HRM Dr. Shekarau Angyu, Masa Ibi Kuvyon II, the Aku Uka of Wukari has been appointed by the Federal Government as the new Chancellor of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia).
The Aku Uka of Wukari has succeeded King W. S. Joshua Igbugburu X, Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom, who has now been made the Chancellor of Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa State.
The Aku Uka is the 27th paramount ruler of Kwararrafa and 13th since the founding of Wukari Federation.
The Aku Uka is also the Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers.
The Federal Government, in a major shakeup and appointments in the education sector, also approved the appointments of chancellors of 40 other universities across the country.
The appointments were made known by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, during a news conference in Abuja.
Adamu said the action was part of efforts to strengthen the institutions for effective service delivery for national development and global competitiveness.
He said: “You will recall that following the approval of the president and visitor to federal tertiary institutions, I inaugurated visitation panels to all tertiary institutions in April 2021.
“The panels are currently rounding off their assignments and will soon submit their Reports.
“The appointment of the chancellors is intended to strengthen these universities for effective service delivery for national development and global competitiveness.
The minister of education said “Mr President has, following the establishment of additional universities, approved the appointment and/or reassignment of chancellors to 42 federal universities.
“The exercise is intended to also replace deceased Chancellors of some Federal Universities.
“As royal fathers, these chancellors are expected to be the moral compass of the various universities to which they are assigned.
“They have been taken from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms and these appointments are expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country.
“Let me reiterate that the chancellors shall be presented to the university community at an investiture ceremony to be organised by the university for the purpose; or during the next convocation ceremony when the investiture will precede the conferment of degrees at the convocation.”
The minister noted that the chancellor shall about the university take precedence before all other members of the university, and when he is present shall preside at all the meetings of convocation held for conferring degrees.
The chancellors and their assigned institutions are as follows: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi – Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, – Obi Ofala Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, Obi of Onitsha; and Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State – Oba Aremu Gbadebo, Alake of Egbaland.
Others are Bayero University, Kano – Oba Ewuare II, Oba Of Benin; Federal University Gashua, Yobe – Professor Joseph Chike Edozien, Asagba Of Asaba; And Federal University, Gusau Zamfar – Hrh Engr. Arc. Ezeogo Ewa Elechi. Isu-Oha I of Ohaisu Kingdom.
Others include Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State – Alhaji (Dr) Mohammadu Abali Ibn Mohammed Idris, The Emir Of Fika; Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – The Attah of Igala; Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta – Ebidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, The Obong of Calabar; and Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun – Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, Torungbuwa 11, Akarigbo of Remoland.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure, has Alhaji Umar Kabir Umar II, Emir of Katagum; Federal University of Technology, Minna – Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Deji Of Akure; Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina –
King Dandeson Douglas Jaja Jeki, Amanyanabo Of Opobo Kingdom; Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State – Alh (Dr) Adamu Baba Yunusa, the Ona of Abaji; Federal University, Birnin Kebbi – Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, Obi of Obinugwu And Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State – Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu, Ogbunechendo, Ezema Olo Kingdom.
The Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa – Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad I, Emir of Lafia; Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike – Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, Emir of Gombe; Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola – Okuku (Dr) Uwa Umoh Adiaka Iii, Paramount Ruler/Ekporikpo of Obot; National Open University Of Nigeria – Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa Con, Fcti, Och’idoma Iv; And Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka – (Dr) Da Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gwon Jos.
Also, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, CFR. the Etsu Nupe; University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – Dr Rilwan Suleiman Adamu CFR, Fniob, Emir of Bauchi; University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin; University of Benin – Prof James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse, the Tor Tiv; University of Calabar – Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano; and University of Ibadan – Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto.
The University of Ilorin – Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina; University of Jos – Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau; University of Lagos – Alhaji (Dr) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno; University of Maiduguri – Oba (Dr)Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, LLD, Alaafin of Oyo and University of Nigeria, Nsukka – Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.
University of Port-Harcourt – Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar, Emir of Gwandu; University of Uyo – Alhaji (Dr) Adamu Abubakar Maje, CON, the Emir of Hadejia; Usamanu Danfodiyo University, Alayeluwa Oba (Dr) Rilwanu Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu I, Oba of Lagos; University of Health Sciences – Alhaji Attahiru Mohammed Ahmed (CON), Emir of Zamfara; and Nigerian Army University, Biu – Maj-Gen Felix Mujakperuo (Rtd), Orodje Of Okpe Kingdom.
Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State – King Alfred Papapereye Diete-Spiff, OFR, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass; and Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru – Eze Dr Eberechi N Dick Jp, Eze Udo I of Mgboko Ngwa, Amaise.